On Thu, 2004-03-11 at 02:44 -0500, Branden Robinson wrote: > As you can see, I ran into some problems when upgrading libxft-dev > 2.1.2-5 (which used dpkg-divert) to libxft-dev 2.1.2-6 (which removes > them), then downgrading to 2.1.2-5 and trying to re-upgrade to 2.1.2-6. > > Am I using diversions wrong? Is this a bug in dpkg-divert? > dpkg 1.9 didn't rename files on dpkg-divert --remove unless --rename was given, a mirror of the --add behaviour. dpkg 1.10 unconditionally renames files, with no way to prevent it. I guess what we need here is to either go back to the old behaviour, or add a --no-rename option for preinst scripts. I've tried both, and they seem to fix the problems for libxft-dev and desktop-base. Scott -- Have you ever, ever felt like this? Had strange things happen? Are you going round the twist?
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